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Local Warming centers to open as temperatures fall below freezing. Warming centers to open as temperatures fall below freezing.
The Egan Warming Centers plan to open Saturday, November 29, as temperatures are forecast to fall below freezing overnight.

Lane Transit District offers free rides to Warming Centers for people seeking shelter from the cold.

In Cottage Grove, the Beds for Freezing Nights coalition announced plans to be open Saturday and Sunday night.
Local Police: Woman's Black Friday haul a real steal Police: Woman's Black Friday haul a real steal
A woman loaded a shopping cart with $1,500 worth of electronics and clothes and walked out of a store amidst a crowd of Black Friday shoppers Friday morning, the Corvallis Police Department said.

Water line break lifts road, causes cloudy water

Tap water may appear cloudy but is safe to drink after a water main break sent 500,000 gallons blasting out a break in a pipe.

Pedestrian hit by vehicle on Hwy 58

Pedestrian hit by vehicle on Hwy 58
First responders move an injured man to a waiting ambulance at the scene of the crash Wednesday near Dexter Reservoir. It is not yet known whether the vehicle in the photograph was involved in the crash or not; an eyewitness described the vehicle involved as a small truck. Photo courtesy Randy Simon

A vehicle hit a pedestrian on Highway 58 about 8 miles east of Pleasant Hill on Wednesday, Oregon State Police said.

Oregon women beat Portland State, 63-56: 'We didn't play our best'

Oregon women beat Portland State, 63-56: 'We didn't play our best'
Lexi Bando (#10) shuffles around Portland State defender Lauren Holt (#5). Bando led the team with 18 points in Oregon’s 63 - 56 win over the Vikings. Cameron Shultz, Oregon News Lab

Once again, freshman Lexi Bando played beyond her years, racking up a career high 18 points and three assists, leading Oregon to the win in a nail-biter over Portland State, 63-56.

Crafting, Thanksgiving Style

Crafting, Thanksgiving Style
Local Malia Karlinsky has tons of ideas on her blog, Yesterday on Tuesday. (Image: Malia Karlinsky)

If you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year - the slow creep of anxiety in preparation for the big day is already upon you. Never fear! Local blogger Malia Karlinsky has some quick, easy and adorable crafting ideas. Bonus? The kids can do them!

 

Police: 3 drive-by shootings in Salem, 2 men taken to the hospital

Police: 3 drive-by shootings in Salem, 2 men taken to the hospital
Police respond to a third shooting near the Oregon State Fairgrounds Tuesday night.

Two men were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds Tuesday night, and investigators are working to find out if three separate shootings are connected.

Vancouver PD: Officers shoot, kill armed arson suspect

Vancouver PD: Officers shoot, kill armed arson suspect »Play Video

Officers shot and killed an armed man outside a burning Vancouver apartment complex late last night after getting reports that he started the fire while in a fight with a woman. 

Some retailers refuse to open on Thanksgiving day

Some retailers refuse to open on Thanksgiving day »Play Video
Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson owns 10 locations of The Mac Store in the Pacific Northwest.

Some of his stores are in malls that will be open on Thanksgiving day.

His stores won't be open, however.

"Enough is enough," he said. "We're completely gobbling up Thanksgiving in the name of additional commerce. We're not going to participate."

Local reaction to Ferguson: More discussion, less violence

Local reaction to Ferguson: More discussion, less violence »Play Video
Alexis Lawrence

Alexis Lawrence anxiously waited for the announcement Monday evening.

"I was at home with the rest of my roommates and we had a couple of friends over while watching CNN, patiently awaiting for the decision of the verdict," said Lawrence, a member of the Black Student Union. 

When the news broke that a grand jury declined to indict a police officer of any criminal conduct in the shooting death of Michael Brown, Lawrence felt disappointed.

"We were all very sad, tears began to run from our faces," she said. "We were just really ashamed with how our justice system works in America."